Travel Blogs from Dead Sea Region, Israel

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Day 16: Wadi David, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Day 16: Wadi David

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... against the backdrop of the salty Dead Sea. Steep canyon with high walls set against the flatness of the Dead Sea plain.  This wadi is a microcosm of Israel, full of contrasts. Before returning back to the bus, Zabu reviews the map of the area ...

Day 15: Masada, Ein Gedi Spa at Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Day 15: Masada, Ein Gedi Spa at Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... do the craziest things!  I wish I had one of those disposable cameras! The trolley lets us off a short distance from the Dead Sea.  There is a boardwalk, but you still have to walk over to the water itself.  Those people who are going ...

Dead Sea Spa, Dead sea, Israel travel blog

Dead Sea Spa

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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It was heat, mud and salt... Pictures speak for ...

The Dead Sea: Spiritual Water and Tikkun Olam, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

The Dead Sea: Spiritual Water and Tikkun Olam

A travel blog entry by lraleigh

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... by itself, as it was part of the entire Dead Sea landscape. Nearby was the citadel town of Masada, perched on a cliff overlooking the Dead Sea. On a hot dry Hamsin day, the Sahara Desert dust finely hazed the sky and entered my dry throat as I drank ...

Day 14: Fort Belvoir, Beit She'an, Qumram, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Day 14: Fort Belvoir, Beit She'an, Qumram

A travel blog entry by journeyer

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... taken from the car as we drove, without stopping to Qumran. We meet the tour buses at Qumran National Park, where the Dead Sea scrolls were discovered. The parking lot is full of buses and the tourists are swarming around the visitor's center. ...

Walking on a Dead Sea, Borderline Jordan and Israel, Jordan travel blog

Walking on a Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by technotrekker

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... the dust and pollution. It's striking scenery none the less, witnessed in slightly better clarity on a later trip to the Dead Sea (photo above right). Being an important religious site the first church built here was in the 4th century, but the ...

Death Mountain, Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Death Mountain, Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by youngtravellers

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... , including an impressive horned male.  Very cool. From here we caught another bus up the road to the public beach along the Dead Sea.  Surprisingly free, you only had to pay to use the bathroom/shower.  We changed and walked down to the ...

Madaba / Mt. Nebo / Dead Sea, Dead Sea, Jordan travel blog

Madaba / Mt. Nebo / Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by wareameye

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Monday, March 19, 2007 Madaba / Mount Nebo / Dead Sea   Dear Readers:   Regrettably, this is our final day in Jordan, and we must pack this morning for the return trip to Cairo. Driving north toward Amman, our first stop is at Madaba. ...

Dead Sea, Dead Sea Region, Israel travel blog

Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by billandsara

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... as the zealots) remained until killing themselves just before the Romans managed to scale the high plateau of land.  From there we drove to our hotel on the Dead Sea and did some floating in the water which is 35% salt and the lowest point on ...

Oh Jerusalem, `En Gedi, Israel travel blog

Oh Jerusalem

A travel blog entry by liliens

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... still had an amazing time there, visiting the stirring monument/museum dedicated to Holocaust--Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum, including the building which houses the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Arab shuk (market), the Knesset (parliament), the Old City, and ...

Dead Sea/Mt Nebo, Mt Nebo, Jordan travel blog

Dead Sea/Mt Nebo

A travel blog entry by moonboots79

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Dead Sea & Mt ...

This is odd, The Dead Sea, Jordan travel blog

This is odd

A travel blog entry by evamaria85

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A profoundly odd experience. That is as good as I can describe getting into the Dead Sea. It looks like normal water, when you touch it, it feels like water. But then you walk into it and realize that somethings odd, eventhough your feet don't touch the ...

Route 90, The Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Route 90, The Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by i_go_wandering

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... Sea Resort (free entry with our accommodation).  We were just in time for the last 'shuttle' (actually a tractor) down to the Dead Sea.  The first thing I noticed was the salt deposits washing in with the waves.  Instead of sand there is a ...

It Burns, but in a Good Way, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

It Burns, but in a Good Way

A travel blog entry by turner72

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... go float over this way..." True story, seriously kinda strange.  I've got witnesses. Anyway, thinly veiled marriage proposals aside, the Dead Sea was awesome but after about 1 1/2 hours of floating in it while it was about 105 outside and my leg was ...

Eventually one gets used to everything , Mizpe Deragot, Palestinian Territory travel blog

Eventually one gets used to everything

A travel blog entry by yorron

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On the way to the Dead Sea with my friend Yaniv (who i met last month in Sinai and who has become to be at the top of the list of "What I like Best in Israel") played an Israeli song by an unknown-to-me singer Dudu Tessa. It is called ...

Finally I can float!, Masada/Ein Gedi/Dead Sea, Israel travel blog

Finally I can float!

A travel blog entry by papayaprincess

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... 'desert' a] it is not actually a desert, because it rains there, howeverthere isno vegetation so they call it a desert... b] the Dead sea is apparently the lowest land point below Sea level c]  The Dead Sea is reducing by a rate of a few ...

Day 3: The Dead Sea & Judean Wilderness, Dead Sea Region, Israel travel blog

Day 3: The Dead Sea & Judean Wilderness

A travel blog entry by brentgoers

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... in a Judean Desert kind of way.  Before reaching the lowest point on earth, we stopped at Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered between 1946 and 1956 throughout the many mountain caves.  This was interesting, but nothing compared ...

Dead Sea, Ein Gedi,  Israel travel blog

Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by mattccaddy

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... and Raz was good enough to meet me early for breakfast. We then took a train to a bus station, then a bus straight to the dead sea. Getting there however was not as simple as that short paragraph. I had been told that Israelis don't believe in queues and ...

Long Time Gone but Time Well Spent, Dead Sea, Israel travel blog

Long Time Gone but Time Well Spent

A travel blog entry by aarika

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... ;most exciting news...WE WENT TO THE DEAD SEA!!!  We were there the 21st and the 22nd and had a BLAST!  I love the Dead Sea.  I walked out and just lifted my feet and talk about a human buoy!  The feeling is AMAZING!  So, we ...

7. Tag von Aqaba nach Ghor Mazra'a , Al Mazraa, Jordan travel blog

7. Tag von Aqaba nach Ghor Mazra'a

A travel blog entry by netsrotj

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... mir am Toten Meer einige Sachen zu zeigen. Also entschloss ich mich, Aqaba früher zu verlassen. Die Fahrt auf dem Dead Sea Highway ist eher eintönig. Nur kurz nachdem ich die Freihandelszone Aqaba verlassen hatte, gab es eine Möglichkeit die Schönheit ...

The Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

The Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by andremaheux

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... is obviously very rich in minerals. People cover themselves with it. They're like mud people running around. Very funny too. The Dead Sea, a unique experience, and a very funny one too. FRANCAIS: A 300 m (1000 pieds) sous le niveau de la mer, la ...

Floating in the Dead Sea, Dead Sea Region, Israel travel blog

Floating in the Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by rebshark

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We booked a tour to see Masada and the Dead Sea just outside of Jerusalem.  We had to be at another hotel by 8:30am to get picked up - so we hurried out the Jaffa Gate.  I managed to slip on the stones (and it wasn't raining at all) and cut up the skin ...

Hot spas at the Rainbow Camp, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Hot spas at the Rainbow Camp

A travel blog entry by gouldy

... by middle Eastern looking guys with beards and turbans! The spas were great (if a little sulphurous), and the view over the Dead Sea to the Jordan mountains was outstanding. I slept on the beach looking at the plethora of stars in the night sky. Its ...

Sabbath at the Rainbow Camp, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Sabbath at the Rainbow Camp

A travel blog entry by gouldy

The stars had disappeared and in there place a virtually cloudless sky greeted my morning eyes. I took a dip in the spring and did some sunbathing. Noam - the kind of leader of the camp - invited me over to a tent where they were drinking some arabic ...

Camels and Floating, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Camels and Floating

A travel blog entry by tisch

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... we bought would go bad in the heat, so there we were hungry and in the middle of nowhere.  But fortunately along the Dead Sea there is a bunch of hotels and some shops where we were able to find a kosher lunch place that had plates of chicken and ...

Below Sea Level, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Below Sea Level

A travel blog entry by jmabro

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... a proud time nor one that is taught as a way to follow but, at the time, there was no other way out.   Today the Dead Sea really is critical. It is falling by one metre PER YEAR and could disappear completely in as short a time as 30 years from ...

- 350 meters and great roads, Ath Thughrah, Jordan travel blog

- 350 meters and great roads

A travel blog entry by miles1

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... finding that Jordan is not cheap, you tend to spend a lot of money. At $8 a beer there will be no more beer until i reach greener pastures. Oh well, such is life. It is -350 odd meters here next to the dead sea so it is quite warm. Al good Cheers Mile ...

Climbing Mountains In The Lowest Place On Earth, Dead Sea Region, Jordan travel blog

Climbing Mountains In The Lowest Place On Earth

A travel blog entry by stephspeirs

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... just a few kilometres away.  We left Mount Nebo and continued on our way down the other side of the mountain, towards the Dead Sea. The view was stunning as we drew ever closer, the sun sparkling off the still water as we wound through the ...

Masada and the Dead Sea, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

Masada and the Dead Sea

A travel blog entry by ebolaben

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... (site of a mass suicide to avoid Roman capture), ingenious (water collection systems), perched on a table-like mountain overlooking the Dead Sea and desert.  the pictures say it best.  magnificent. Dead Sea: novel, harsh (it stings really ...

The Road to Ein Gedi, Ein Gedi, Israel travel blog

The Road to Ein Gedi

A travel blog entry by gouldy

... down streets of Jerusalem turned into desert, The Prius' engine kicked in over the battery, and there in the distance was the Dead Sea. We headed south for an hour along it's receding shoreline and turned into Kibbutz Ein Gedi.   Driving through ...

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